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September 5th, 2018 68 comments

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Official – The Woman Who Fell to Earth Sunday 7th October

The last time viewers saw the Doctor, she was falling from her TARDIS so it’s about time for the Doctor to land. This time it’s all change, as Doctor Who is moving to Sunday nights, launching on Sunday 7 October.

Never before in the show’s history has an entire series descended to earth on a Sunday. This year marks a brand new era with a new Showrunner, a new Doctor, new friends and a whole host of new monsters – so it’s only fitting that the new Time Lord will land in a new time zone on BBC One.

Chris Chibnall, Showrunner, says: “New Doctor, new home! Jodie Whittaker’s Doctor is about to burst into Sunday nights – and make the end of the weekend so much more exciting. Get everybody’s homework done, sort out your Monday clothes, then grab some special Sunday night popcorn, and settle down with all of the family for Sunday night adventures across space and time. (Also, move the sofa away from the wall so parents can hide behind it during the scary bits). The Thirteenth Doctor is falling from the sky and it’s going to be a blast.”

Charlotte Moore, Director of BBC Content, says: “With Chris Chibnall at the helm and Jodie Whittaker’s arrival as the new Doctor we are heralding a brand new era for the show and so it feels only right to give it a new home on Sunday nights at the heart of BBC One’s Autumn schedule. ”

Showrunner Chris Chibnall has written the first episode of the brand new series which is titled The Woman Who Fell to Earth. With the Doctor on her way it’s only a matter of time before viewers can enjoy being transported out of this world this autumn.

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  • Sam

    September 11th, 2018 - 10:15am

    Bit of a wait for Series 11 usually it returns mid september.

  • whovian

    September 10th, 2018 - 11:26pm

    “Never before in the show’s history has an entire series descended to earth on a Sunday.” I think I might be reading a bit too much into that.

  • Anonymous

    September 8th, 2018 - 5:36pm

    The farting did add something to the story line, when the doctor was trying to figure out what planet they came from, the slitheren farting helped them out, and in doing so helped save mickey and Jackie Tyler’s life.

  • Anonymous

    September 7th, 2018 - 7:29pm

    No it wasn’t. I know lot’s of people who only started watching from Matt Smith’s era, including children, and not one complained about it being complicated. I still remember an eight year old telling her grandmother exactly what was going on. And she got it all right. The only people complaining are fans who just don’t like Moffat. Which is pointless! He was in charge, his era was massively popular across the world, now he’s left. What is the point in whinging!

  • Tyler Prescott

    September 7th, 2018 - 5:40pm

    Series 6:
    The Impossible Astronaut – The Doctor is shot, then comes back to life at a different point in time

    Day of the Moon – The little girl begins to regenerate, she might be Amy’s daughter

    The Almost People – Amy turns into flesh, turns out she was flesh from before TIA

    A Good Man Goes To War – Amy is at Demons Run, but her baby turns into flesh, turns out she grows up to be River Song

    Let’s Kill Hitler – Mels turns out to be Melody, Amy and Rory’s daughter, also River Song, also the girl who regenerated in DotM

    The God Complex – The TARDIS lands in a hotel which is actually a hologram for some reason

    Closing Time – The Doctor is going to die

    The Wedding of River Song – The Doctor is shot, but he isn’t, and then ‘everything happens at once’, then he marries River, but then that never happened because he fixes time. Also, the Doctor on the beach turns out to be the Teselecta from LKH, so the whole ‘River doesn’t kill the Doctor’ subplot is irrelevant anyway, as that wasn’t the Doctor. The Doctor finally tells River his name, except she doesn’t, and everything goes back to normal. Amy (who has previously kissed the Doctor) finds out she’s his mother-in-law…

    And that’s not confusing, especially for casual viewers?

  • Anonymous

    September 7th, 2018 - 5:23pm

    Yes but unless you follow expanded media it’s meaningless. Just because something is retrospectively explained in a CD or book doesn’t make it correct. I found Davies writing overblown and saccharine at times. Doesn’t mean I didn’t watch or that I was up in arms demanding change. It’s just a tv show, it really doesn’t matter. There is so much more in the world to worry about. I still get the feeling that most of the complainers will not care if it’s good or not. They’ll just complain. People complain about chibnall’s lack of who experience, nobody mentions that Davies wrote one who novel before becoming head writer! One novel! All three head writers have had big successful series outside of who. For God’s sake will people just be thankful that we even have doctor who on tv.

  • The Outcast

    September 7th, 2018 - 9:36am

    @Anonymous alot of those have been explained away by expanded media though (or at-least, most of them). Also, alot of the Tremas Master’s stories take place directly after the last (or atleast, for him they do), so we do get hints.

    As for Missy’s escape from Skaro, apparently the explanation from that is hidden with in “The Italian Job” or something like that, though I’d imagine we’ll get a proper explanation from Big Finish at some-point, maybe in their upcoming Missy boxset.

  • The Outcast

    September 7th, 2018 - 9:30am

    As will I. I can’t do anything on the computer unless I’ve watched Doctor Who, cause otherwise I’d get massively spoiled.

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